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The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry was founded and incorporated in 1966 by a group of business people who had a vision to form an organization that would be instrumental in key Newburyport urban renewal and development efforts. The new Chamber supported the multi-million-dollar restoration of a very neglected and rundown city and its waterfront in the 70's, which today is a bustling center of commerce. It also supported the development of three dormant farms into a flourishing industrial park that today houses close to 70 businesses who employ more than 3,000 people and boast a payroll in excess of $95 million.

It is because of this steady economic growth and healthy business development that the Chamber has proudly grown from a handful of members in the early years to more than 800 today, making it one of the largest Chambers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Position Summary:
The Events Specialist is responsible for the successful coordination and implementation of multiple member and community events produced by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Special events include, but are not limited to; The Chamber Pot, Annual Meeting, Newburyport Spring Fest, Golf Tournament, Movie Nights, Savor Newburyport, Fall Harvest Festival, Witches Night Out, Christmas Tree Lighting/Holiday Activities, Quarterly Breakfasts, Mixers, Eye Openers, Ribbon Cuttings and other events/programs as assigned.

Reports To: Vice President of Operations
FLSA Status: Full Time - Exempt

Key Responsibilities Include:

- Developing, managing and implementing events from creative inception to wrap up
- Administering event logistics including producing project plan, managing timelines, adhering to budgets, recruiting and selecting vendors, scheduling staff/volunteers, managing run-of-event activities, and preparing post event wrap up document
- Planning, initiating, coordinating and/or participating in all activities to advertise and publicize event
- Coordinating and managing external vendors, venues, and related contacts regularly
- Obtaining all appropriate related permits from authorizing entities for Chamber sponsored events
- Setting up and breaking down staging for each event (i.e.: sound system, video equipment, tents & tables, etc.)
- Working closely with management to track, identify and report financial results of each event
- Performing additional duties and tasks as needed

Requirements / Skills:

- Minimum of 1 - 3 years+ experience with all aspects of coordination and execution of events
- Demonstrated communication skills, oral and written
- Ability to document, manage and prioritize deadlines
- Strong organization skills and proven ability to work independently as well as part of a small team
- Working knowledge of Greater Newburyport Area
- Ability and willingness to lift and or move up to 60 pounds and to travel to local venues (5-10 miles)

Education & Experience:

- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)

Work Environment:?

- Work performed primarily in an office environment however attendance required at all events, many of which take place outdoors and in the Greater Newburyport area
- This position requires work on some nights and weekends

Compensation:

- Commensurate with experience

How to Apply
Please send resume with cover letter including compensation requirements to Terry Thompson, Vice President of Operations, The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce via email (email address listed below)

No phone calls or walk-ins please

Contact

Name
Terry Thompson

Job Title
Vice President of Operations

Address
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Newburyport, MA 01950

Email
tthompson@newburyportchamber.org

Job Location

Company Name:
Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

Job Location:
38R Merrimac St
Newburyport, MA 01950

Job Specs
Duration: Full-Time, over 150 Days
Shift: First
Per Diem Position: No
Work Hours: Not Specified
Hours Per Week: 40
Union Position: No
Apprenticeship : No
FLC Status: None

• Location: Boston

• Post ID: 43130528 boston
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